National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)
National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000
Chapter VIII : Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances by Road
For the purposes of this Chapter—
means the competent authority listed in supplement 1 of the code of practice SABS 0229 "Packaging of dangerous goods for road and rail transportation in South Africa";
means the person who offers dangerous goods for transport in a vehicle referred to in regulation 274(1), and includes the manufacturer or his or her agent, duly appointed as such;
means the person who accepts dangerous goods which have been transported in a vehicle referred to in regulation 274(1);
"dangerous goods inspector"
means a person appointed as such under section 55 of the Act;
"emergency action response system"
means a system designed to enable emergency crews
arriving on the scene of an incident to determine, from coded placarding on the vehicle, or failing that, from the transport emergency card or dangerous goods declaration, the identity of the cargo carried, the nature of the hazard presented and the emergency action to be taken to neutralize the danger, and is as prescribed in code of practice SANS 10232-1 "Transportation of dangerous goods - Emergency information systems", Part 1: "Emergency information system for road transportation" and code of practice SANS 10232-3 "Transportation of dangerous goods - Emergency information systems", Part 3: "Emergency action guides;
[Definition substituted by regulation 65 of Notice No. R. 846 of 2014]
means those quantities that are exempt in accordance with code of practice SABS 02321 "Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Emergency information systems";
means an unplanned event during the transportation or storage of dangerous goods which involves leakage or spillage of dangerous goods or risk thereof;
means more than one type or hazard class of dangerous goods or substances carried together;
means land or any building or other structure and includes any train, boat, ship, aircraft or other vehicle;
means a person trained to perform any specific task, nominated by the operator, consignor or consignee under regulation 277; and
means the transport emergency card listing the hazards and emergency information for a material being transported for use by the driver during an incident, or by the emergency services, if required.
"Transport emergency card"
means a card which can either be generated from the European Council of Chemical Manufactures' Federation system, or in accordance with SANS 10232-4, listing the hazards and emergency information for a material being transported for use by the driver during an incident, or by the emergency services, if required.
[Definition inserted by regulation 20 of Notice No. R. 589 of 2009]
[Commencement date of regulation 273: 3 August 2001]